Showing posts with label ocean unit study. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ocean unit study. Show all posts

Montessori Inspired Activities for Earth Science

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I am so excited to share our activity trays for Earth Day! This is in line with our 12 Months More of Montessori Series wherein we are focusing on Earth Science.  In this post, I gathered a few topics related to Earth Science, assembled them into tray activities that’s suitable for preschoolers from ages 3 years and older.  Hope you enjoy our activities for the coming weeks!

Montessori Inspired Activities for Earth Science

Ocean Animals, Learning and Sensory Tub

Friday, July 1, 2016

Vito is 31 months old.
My boys and I love sensory tub! I often assemble something that would go along with our theme of the week. And for our Bodies of Water week, I’m sharing our Ocean Tub!


Ocean-Themed Practical Life Activity

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This was a simple and easy to setup activity for Vito.  Looks simple but he loves doing this over and over again!


Whales and Dolphins (with links to FREEbies)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Here's how what we did for the past few days, working on our whales and dolphins theme.

Arts and Crafts

I printed out a pattern of killer whale and humpback whale from for us to paint.  We could out the different parts and had my son assemble it and add some decors on it.


Parts of a Whale

For the parts of a whale, we used our nomenclature card and booklet.

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I also have a dolphin nomenclature and booklet set if you are interested.


          The Bottlenose Dolphin Preview  The Whale Preview

We love using these cards.  My son loves to compare the parts of the whale to his body parts.  And we love our Safari Toob figures too! They're so detailed that you can even see the blowholes on the figures :)

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The printable comes with an activity sheet for little ones to color and write a label.

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Books for reading

Most of these were from the library.  I included a Tagalog book about whales because my son loves learning the Philippine's national language :)

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Different kinds of whales and dolphins

One of the books has a detailed description of each animal so we used it to learn about the different kinds of whales and dolphins as well as our matching and fact cards. 

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How deep do they dive? 

I came across this wonderful site and downloaded their Teacher's Guide on Whales (for Kindergarten).  The document is a haven of information on whales and dolphins and it got lots of activities for you and your kids to try.  We did How Deep Do They Dive? pages 24-25 of the document.

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We were able to differentiate which mammal dives deeper using the graph.

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Whales and dolphins skip counting cards

And finally, you can also work on the skip counting with this cards!  Just click on the picture below for the link.

skip counting whales

And that's it for our whales and dolphins! Hope this would help you in case you will try this unit. 

For more FREEbies and printables, check The Pinay Homeschooler Shop and Downloads.

Linking to:

Montessori Monday
TGIF Linky Party
Teach Beside Me
Preschool Corner
Teaching Mama
I Can Teach My Child

Whales and Dolphins (FREE Matching and Fact Cards)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hope you guys would love these cards as much as we do!  The file is free for download and can be used used for whales and dolphins study. DSC_0978

We're having studying whales and dolphins this week and will talk about it in details soon.  We finished painting our whale crafts and waiting for it to dry.   We'll be putting it in an ocean backdrop which my son and I will be making tomorrow.


So to get your free cards, just click on the picture below.  If you plan to have a Shark Theme, you can read our activities here and here.

whale preview

For more FREEbies and affordable downloads, visit The Pinay Homeschooler Shop and Downloads

Linking to:

Montessori Monday
TGIF Linky Party
Teach Beside Me
Preschool Corner
Teaching Mama
I Can Teach My Child

Shark Unit II (FREE Shark Matching and Fact Cards)

Monday, July 29, 2013

The second part (FIRST PART HERE) of our Sharks study is looking into the different types of sharks, what you need to know about each one and how they differ from each other. With this I used our Sharks Safari Toob and created matching cards for my little boy to play with (he loves matching activities!). Try to discuss the difference of each sharks basing on their physical features... my son love describing them!

Sharks Unit I (FREE Skip Counting Cards)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Today I'm sharing the first part of our Shark Unit (link to the second part). I bought the Safari Ltd Sharks TOOB and we've been using them non-stop.

100 Facts on Sharks is a wonderful book for learning all about these creatures. It got lots of shark pictures and provides fun facts :)


Marine Animals Available Now!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hello dear readers! How's everyone doing with their summer vacation? No travels for us this year as we are preparing for some changes that will happen in the next few months :)  Anyway, just wanted to share my new materials for our Ocean Theme this month.  We haven't started yet as I have been experiencing severe migraine due to the heat.  Hopefully, the heat will alleviate a little this week so we can start this unit study.

The Fish (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Fish Preview


The Shark (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Shark Preview


The Jellyfish (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Jellyfish Preview

The Humpback Whale (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Whale Preview

The Bottlenose Dolphin (Nomenclature Cards and Booklet)

The Bottlenose Dolphin Preview

Hope you'll like these as much we do!  And you'll find more materials and FREEbies from website:  The Pinay Homeschooler Shop and Downloads.

Happy Monday to all!

Coral Reefs

Friday, October 26, 2012

EDIT: Because of problems with Scribd (charging for membership or something) I made a copy of the printable file HERE.
Got some interesting books from the library about the world of coral reefs and I whipped out a reef theme.
First we worked on the fishes in reef.  The animals are from Safari Toobs which I bought when we were in Singapore.DSC_0616
My printable for Coral Reef animals can be downloaded from here.    DSC_0704 Worked on the fish nomenclature card (homemade) for parts for the fish . 
Did the puzzle (homemade). We did this last year as well.
For crafts, we made fishes similar to that I’ve seen at I Heart Crafty Things.
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My son made a blue fish (Blue Tang), and the name is IAJ.
And here’re mine, of course it’s pink and I named it Holly.DSC_0712
We play with it for hours... pretending to swim around the house, going into corals and caves :)
The “ocean theme” is just an overwhelming topic.  So I might as dissect it into smaller subject so we can explore it thoroughly. This is an unplanned activity actually, so everything here is just “on the go”.  Will definitely revisit this topic and will dwell on it a little bit longer.  Reminds me to look for Aquatic museum around our area! Wish me luck!
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